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    so and such

    Hi there,

    What is the difference between the following sentences?

    I have lived on this estate for many years, and I have never seen so many environmental problems.

    I have lived on this estate for many years, and I have never seen such many environmental problems.

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    Re: so and such

    For things you can count, use "so many" or "so few." -- ... so many problems.

    For things you cannot count, use "as much" or "as little." No one has ever created as much trouble as he has, he made as little noise as possible.

    For adjectives, use "such."
    I've never seen such a cute baby, such a terrible mess, such a happy bride, etc.

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    #3

    Re: so and such

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    What is the difference between the following sentences?

    I have lived on this estate for many years, and I have never seen so many environmental problems.

    I have lived on this estate for many years, and I have never seen such many environmental problems.

    Thanks
    pete
    Such is usually followed by as+singular.

    ....I have never seen environmental problems of such magnitude.
    Last edited by rj1948; 21-May-2008 at 09:30.

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